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Seven die as fire guts petrol station in Jigawa



The Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has confirmed that seven persons died in a fire outbreak that engulfed a petrol station at Al-Masfa in the Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa.

The command Public Relations Officer, Mr Adamu Shehu, who confirmed the incident in Dutse on Tuesday, told newsmen that the cause of the fire incident could not be ascertained as of the time of filing the report.

Shehu explained that it took the combined effort of the corps, fire service and other security personnel to put out the fire.

“The fire engulfed a building which serves as an administrative block and accommodation to the station’s personnel.

“Unfortunately, some of the victims were sleeping while others were resting after the exhaustion of the day.

“As a result, six of the victims died on the spot while one other gave up the ghost after being taken to the hospital.”

He gave the names of the deceased as Nasiru Umar, 30; Abdulkadir Nura, 25; Dahawi Garin-Babale 35; Hamza Adamu, 15; Sulaiman Garin-Babale, 35; Idris Adamu, 40; and Salisu Garin-Babale, 40.

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